Ahmad Darwazah

Summary

Affiliation: Makassed Hospital / Ramallah Hospital
Location: Jerusalem / Ramallah, Israel
Summary:
Establishment of the department of Cardiac surgery at Makassed Hospital in jerusalem.(1999)

Head of Department of Cardiac surgery in Ramallah Hospital.(2008)
Establishment of the department of Cardiac Surgery at the Palestinian medical complex in Ramallah (2000).

Initiate the first Palestinian board in cardiac surgery

Running the residency program of cardiac surgery
Publications:
1)Surgical Treatment of Circumflex Coronary Aneurysm with Fistulous Connection to Coronary Sinus with Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava
Darwazah AK, Eida M, Batrawy M, Isleem I, Hanbali N. J Card Surg 2011 Oct 5. [Epub ahead of print]

2)MetS and Cardiovascular risk factors among Palestinians of East jerusalem
Abu Shama RA, Darwazah AK, Kufri FH, Yassin IM, Torok NI
East Mediterr Health J 2009 Nov -Dec;15(6):1464-73.

3)Candida Parapsilosis: an unusual organism causing prosthetic heart valve endocarditis
Darwazah A, Berg G, faris B .J infect 1999 Mar; 38(2):130-1

4)Right thoracotomy as a safer approach in redo mitral valve replacement
el Sayed, Darwazah AK. Tex Heart Inst J 1996;23(2):188

5)Conservative management of left atrial thrombus after CABG in a patient with normal mitral valve . Darwazah AK
J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 2009 Dec;50(6):821-2.

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Acute mitral valve endocarditis complicated by right atrial fistula in beta-thalassemia major
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Heart Valve Dis 19:434-7. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint MetS and cardiovascular risk factors among Palestinians of East Jerusalem
    R A H Abu Sham'a
    Department of Cardiology, Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem, Palestine
    East Mediterr Health J 15:1464-73. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Left internal mammary artery atherosclerosis: twenty-three years after repair of aortic coarctation
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:1991-4. 2008
  4. pmc Pulmonary artery agenesis associated with coronary collaterals among adults
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ramallah and Makassed Hospital, Mount of Olives, Postal Code 91194, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Cardiothorac Surg 11:109. 2016
  5. pmc Non-aneurysmal aberrant right subclavian artery causing dysphagia in a young girl: challenges encountered using supraclavicular approach
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ramallah Hospital, Ramallah, Israel
    J Cardiothorac Surg 10:92. 2015
  6. pmc Massive pulmonary embolism secondary to longstanding traumatic femoropopliteal pseudoaneurysm associated with arteriovenous fistula
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ramallah and Makassed Hospital, Mount of Olives, 91194 Jerusalem, Israel
    J Cardiothorac Surg 9:39. 2014
  7. pmc Left ventricular endocardial ecchinococcosis associated with multiple intracranial hydatid cysts
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ramallah Hospital, Ramallah, Israel
    J Cardiothorac Surg 8:104. 2013
  8. pmc Giant left atrium associated with massive thrombus formation
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Heliopolis Cardiac Center, 46 Nazeeh Khalefa St, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt
    Thromb J 11:5. 2013
  9. pmc Recurrent pannus formation causing prosthetic aortic valve dysfunction: is excision without valve re-replacement applicable?
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Makassed and Ramallah Hospital mount of Olives, Jerusalem, 91194, Israel
    J Cardiothorac Surg 7:62. 2012
  10. doi request reprint Surgical management of coronary artery disease associated with malignancy
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Card Surg 27:581-8. 2012

Collaborators

  • R A H Abu Sham'a
  • K A Darwazah
  • F H Kufri
  • N I Torok
  • I H Yassin
  • B Hanbali

Detail Information

Publications30

  1. ncbi request reprint Acute mitral valve endocarditis complicated by right atrial fistula in beta-thalassemia major
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Heart Valve Dis 19:434-7. 2010
    ..The present case represents a severe form of infection affecting the mitral valve, causing acute heart failure and a fistulous communication between the left ventricle and right atrium...
  2. ncbi request reprint MetS and cardiovascular risk factors among Palestinians of East Jerusalem
    R A H Abu Sham'a
    Department of Cardiology, Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem, Palestine
    East Mediterr Health J 15:1464-73. 2009
    ..01). With the exception of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and haemoglobin, there was a significantly higher prevalence of atherosclerotic markers among the MetS group...
  3. doi request reprint Left internal mammary artery atherosclerosis: twenty-three years after repair of aortic coarctation
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    Ann Thorac Surg 86:1991-4. 2008
    ..This case demonstrates that atherosclerosis affects mammary arteries after long-term repair of aortic coarctation. Such conduits should not be used, even in the presence of good blood flow...
  4. pmc Pulmonary artery agenesis associated with coronary collaterals among adults
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ramallah and Makassed Hospital, Mount of Olives, Postal Code 91194, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Cardiothorac Surg 11:109. 2016
    ..The implications of such an anomaly on pulmonary artery pressure and lung pathology differs among both cases. The association of coronary collaterals is rare and its implication is variable among various patients. ..
  5. pmc Non-aneurysmal aberrant right subclavian artery causing dysphagia in a young girl: challenges encountered using supraclavicular approach
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ramallah Hospital, Ramallah, Israel
    J Cardiothorac Surg 10:92. 2015
    ..Surgical division and reconstruction of the artery was performed initially through right supraclavicular approach. An additional left thoracotomy was performed to overcome the challenges encountered at initial operation. ..
  6. pmc Massive pulmonary embolism secondary to longstanding traumatic femoropopliteal pseudoaneurysm associated with arteriovenous fistula
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ramallah and Makassed Hospital, Mount of Olives, 91194 Jerusalem, Israel
    J Cardiothorac Surg 9:39. 2014
    ..The patient underwent successful surgical pulmonary embolectomy followed by aneurysmectomy with reconstruction of femoral and popliteal vessels...
  7. pmc Left ventricular endocardial ecchinococcosis associated with multiple intracranial hydatid cysts
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ramallah Hospital, Ramallah, Israel
    J Cardiothorac Surg 8:104. 2013
    ..The patient underwent successful surgical excision of the left ventricular hydatid cyst using cardiopulmonary bypass...
  8. pmc Giant left atrium associated with massive thrombus formation
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Heliopolis Cardiac Center, 46 Nazeeh Khalefa St, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt
    Thromb J 11:5. 2013
    ..The patient underwent successful mitral valve replacement and thrombectomy through an inverted T-shaped biatrial incision...
  9. pmc Recurrent pannus formation causing prosthetic aortic valve dysfunction: is excision without valve re-replacement applicable?
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Makassed and Ramallah Hospital mount of Olives, Jerusalem, 91194, Israel
    J Cardiothorac Surg 7:62. 2012
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  10. doi request reprint Surgical management of coronary artery disease associated with malignancy
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Card Surg 27:581-8. 2012
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  11. pmc Detrimental effect of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) on malignant disease
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Cardiothorac Surg 6:13. 2011
    ..This was observed among two of our patients. We believe that the use of off-pump technique to revascularize the myocardium is a safe approach and can be performed either in combined or staged surgery to resect malignant disease...
  12. pmc Myocardial revascularization using on-pump beating heart among patients with left ventricular dysfunction
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Cardiothorac Surg 5:109. 2010
    ..Its application among low ejection fraction patients is limited. The aim of our study is to evaluate this technique among patients with low ejection fraction and to compare results with off-pump bypass technique...
  13. pmc Congenital circumflex coronary arteriovenous fistula with aneurysmal termination in the pulmonary artery
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Al Makassed Hospital, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
    Tex Heart Inst J 32:56-9; discussion 58-9. 2005
    ..The anomaly was successfully repaired...
  14. pmc Myxoma at junction of inferior vena cava and right atrium: surgical excision
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ramallah Hospital, West Bank, Ramallah, Israel
    Tex Heart Inst J 38:591-3. 2011
    ..The diagnosis was made with the aid of transesophageal echocardiography, which proved its superiority and accuracy in this application...
  15. pmc Surgical management of double-chambered right ventricle in adults
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Ramallah Hospital, West Bank, Ramallah, Israel
    Tex Heart Inst J 38:301-4. 2011
    ..One patient also underwent closure of a ventricular septal defect. We also review the literature on the various mechanisms that have been proposed to account for the complex morphology of the abnormal muscle bundles...
  16. doi request reprint Congenital intrathoracic kidney in a patient undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Heliopolis Cardiac Centre, Cairo, Egypt
    J Card Surg 26:172-5. 2011
    ..Most cases are asymptomatic and are discovered accidentally. We present a 48-year-old male patient with intrathoracic kidney discovered during routine investigation for coronary artery bypass surgery...
  17. ncbi request reprint Visceral leishmaniasis complicated by fungal pulmonary valve endocarditis
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Makassed Hospital, Mount of Olives, PO Box 19482, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Infect 53:e185-9. 2006
    ..Surgical intervention to replace the pulmonary valve was the only option to manage the patient in spite of extensive medical treatment...
  18. ncbi request reprint Myocardial revascularization in patients with low ejection fraction < or =35%: effect of pump technique on early morbidity and mortality
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Card Surg 21:22-7. 2006
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  19. doi request reprint Pedunculated endocardial left ventricular fibroma presenting with cerebral and bilateral peripheral embolization
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Heliopolis Cardiac Centre, National Cancer Institute, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt
    Ann Thorac Surg 89:965-7. 2010
    ..Histopathologic examination confirmed the presence of fibroma associated with septic thrombus. The association of fibroma and embolization is rare...
  20. ncbi request reprint Emergency coronary artery bypass surgery after failed percutaneous coronary intervention
    A K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Jerusalem, Israel2 Department of Cardiology, Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 50:795-800. 2009
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Off-pump coronary artery bypass for emergency myocardial revascularization
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem, PO Box 19482, Israel
    Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann 17:133-8. 2009
    ..The results of off-pump coronary bypass were better than the preoperative predicted EuroSCORE, thus it was concluded that patients treated on an emergency basis should have an off-pump revascularization procedure...
  22. doi request reprint Use of off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery among patients with malignant disease
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Makassed Hospital, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Card Surg 25:1-4. 2010
    ..The surgical strategy among these patients remains controversial. We present our experience of using a two-staged surgical strategy of managing coronary artery disease using off-pump bypass followed by tumor management...
  23. ncbi request reprint Multiple left ventricular myxomas arising from the interventricular septum and ventricular trabeculae: a case report
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    Heart Surg Forum 9:E587-9. 2006
    ..The patient was successfully treated using cardiopulmonary bypass, during which the tumor was completely removed using a transventricular approach...
  24. ncbi request reprint Off-pump coronary artery bypass in multi-vessel disease: effect of ejection fraction on early and midterm mortality and morbidity
    A K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Makassed Hospital Jerusalem, Israel
    J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino) 49:519-26. 2008
    ..The present study was undertaken to find the early and midterm mortality and morbidity among patients with different degrees of myocardial function undergoing off-pump bypass...
  25. doi request reprint Iatrogenic right coronary artery dissection with retrograde extension to the right coronary sinus
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Makassed Hospital, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Card Surg 23:177-9. 2008
    ..The dissection extended retrogradely to affect the right coronary sinus. The patient was treated successfully by coronary artery bypass grafting with repair of the aortic dissection...
  26. ncbi request reprint Myocardial revascularization in porcelain aorta: impact of age on conduct of surgery
    K A Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    Minerva Chir 62:503-5. 2007
    ..Both patients had successful myocardial revascularization using beating heart technique. The younger patient had much more complicated surgical approach...
  27. ncbi request reprint Surgical intervention to remove an entrapped fractured guidewire during angioplasty
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Makassed Hospital, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Card Surg 22:526-8. 2007
    ..Such complication is potentially dangerous. We present two cases of an entrapped fractured guidewire during angioplasty. They were managed by urgent coronary bypass...
  28. ncbi request reprint Coronary endarterectomy on beating heart: is it worth doing?
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Makassed Hopital, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Card Surg 22:69-72. 2007
    ..Coronary revascularization can be done only after endarterectomy to facilitate anastomosis. The aim of the present work is to present our experience and see whether performing endarterectomy during off-pump bypass can be of any benefit...
  29. ncbi request reprint Aorto-right atrial fistula: a complication of prosthetic aortic valve endocarditis. A case report
    Ahmad Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery, Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Heart Valve Dis 15:142-5. 2006
    ..The fistulous tract was diagnosed intraoperatively. Closure of the fistula was performed successfully in concordance with re-replacement of the aortic valve...
  30. doi request reprint Surgical treatment of circumflex coronary aneurysm with fistulous connection to coronary sinus associated with persistent left superior vena cava
    Ahmad K Darwazah
    Department of Cardiac Surgery Department of Cardiology Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Ramallah Hospital, West Bank, Jerusalem, Israel
    J Card Surg 26:608-12. 2011
    ..The operative repair and management of coronary arteriovenous fistula are the subject of this case report and review. ..